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2016 Hall of Fame
Bill & Jane Ebert



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HALL OF FAME

2016WILLIAM AND JANE EBERT-
EBERLEE FARM

      Congratulations to Bill and Jane Ebert for being inducted into the NC Angus Hall of Fame. The Ebert’s venture into raising cattle began after their marriage in 1969. Later they purchased their daughter, Betsie, her first Angus show heifer in 1987 and never looked back. The cattle business has served as a bonding activity for their family and one that Bill and Jane have continued to enjoy even after Betsie’s show days.
      A little history on the Ebert family. Jane was raised on a tobacco and row crop farm in eastern North Carolina. She attended East Carolina University and received her masters from North Carolina State University. The she went on to have a fruitful career with the NC Cooperative Extension Service as a Family and Consumer Science Agent. Bill was born in Winston-Salem and growing up his passion was showing Quarter Horses and doing a little rodeo riding. He spent his adult years working for and retiring from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.
      To know the Ebert’s one quickly realizes Bill is the caretaker of the cattle and farming operation. So Bill and Betsie were most often found in the barn. But not to be outdone, Jane was always an avid supporter of the family cattle business. However she used her skills and shared her love with everyone at the cattle shows by having homemade treats and always being in the know for the best places to eat and shop in the area.
      Jane found her niche in the NC and American Angus Auxiliary. She served as president and in various other offices for NC and in 2000 served as the American Angus Auxiliary President. For her many years of dedicated service, Jane received the American Angus Distinguished Woman Award in 2007. She continues to serve on the NC Auxiliary board and works on several committees of the American Angus Auxiliary. Bill has also spent many years serving the NC Angus Association as a board member, committee member and as a NC Junior Angus advisor. Both Bill and Jane are huge supporters of the Atlantic National Angus Show and Merit Award Scholarship.
      In 2002, Bill and Jane relocated to Sparta, NC and expanded their cattle herd which they continue to improve with strict genetic selection to this day. Bill has developed a nice market for his Angus bulls which continue to improve the commercial cattle herds in the area.
      But in 2010 they started a new chapter in their life as grandparents! Their granddaughter, Ella Jane Michael might live three hours away but they don’t let that keep them away. Ella Jane seems to have the same love for Angus cattle as the rest of the family, so get ready to see the Ebert’s back on the show road soon.
      The Angus business has blessed the Ebert’s with wonderful friends, great memories, a family business and a passion that will be carried on for many generations to come.
      During the presentation of the Hall of Fame Award many of Bill and Jane’s long time Angus friends offered these comments on what the Ebert’s have meant to them and the Angus business:
Joe Hampton stated:
      One of my earliest recollections of Bill and Jane Ebert and their Eberlee Farms is the year they hosted the NC Angus field day in Welcome. Robin and I served on their planning committee and what we learned was the Ebert’s were synonymous with planning. Every detail of the execution for the field day was considered, vetted and resolved by them and their committee.
      Jane’s attention to detail and Bill’s calm demeanor were consistent in every Angus activity. I was not surprised when Jane was asked to serve in a national leadership role with the American Angus Auxiliary. I was in St. Joseph and witnessed the impact Jane had on the Auxiliary. Jane’s vision and Bill’s ability to bring the vision to fruition was appreciated by folks from across the country. The Ebert’s have cheerleaders, not only in the East but also from Kansas to Montana. Many Angus juniors, in NC and across the US, have benefited from the Ebert’s efforts.
Callie Birdsell Carson stated:
      Bill and Jane are two of the most selfless, enthusiastic and dedicated Angus breeders I’ve ever met. Without their leadership and guidance, many NC youth would not have had the opportunity to exhibit cattle, develop their talents and meet new friends across the nation. A talent both have is not accepting NO for an answer – whether it is fundraising for the Auxiliary, coaching teams at junior nationals or assisting with scholarship applications. The association calls them members, the Auxiliary knows them as leaders, the junior know them as mentors, I’m proud to know them as my friends, my family.
Yvonne Hinman & May McCurry stated:
      It was a lucky day for all of us when Jane brought her wonderful Southern charm to the American Angus Auxiliary officer team. Her wit and wisdom, delivered with her soothing voice and sweet smile, always ended in a win-win for the Auxiliary. Jane opened the door to CAB Gifts that sizzle and graced our tables with fine Angus china. She gave us a taste of fresh roasted NC pecans and sported her myriad of hats at our meetings!
      As for Bill, he was always there helping. He regularly packed the Auxiliary boxes in and out of the hotels; and he always did it with a smile! And to our good fortune, Bill and Jane introduced us to their wonderful North Carolina friends. To Bill and Jane, we say Thank You for all you did and for your friendship! Congratulations on being honored with such a prestigious award!

2015JAMES SCARLETT
      Over the past 30 years, Jim has been a member of the North Carolina Angus Association.  He joined the Association in 1986 as per our historical handbooks. During this time period, Jim has served our Association in many roles. He has served on our Board of Directors for several terms. In 2009 and in 2010, Jim served as the Vice President of the Association, as well as President in 2011 and 2012.   In 2010, Jim donated a heifer to be auctioned to help support our Association. The Scarlett Family has supported our Association sales, consigning cattle to the Spring Fever sale, for the past 16 years. He has also been a delegate representing North Carolina at the American Angus Association annual meeting numerous times.
       Jim has been a strong supporter of the North Carolina Junior Angus program. He has served as advisor and has been a member of the Junior Boosters since its inception. He served an adult leader for the 1994 Eastern Regionals and as adult chairman for the 2004 Eastern Regionals.  He served on the facility committee for the 2014 Eastern Regionals. His son, Brent and daughter, Julie were both elected board members of the National Junior Angus Association. This was a result of his and his wife, Elaine’s leadership and strong parenting skills.
Jim and the Scarlett family have travelled many miles and spent countless hours promoting Angus cattle and supporting this Association.
       Jim has also been of service in his home county. He has served on the board and as president of the Alamance County Cattlemen’s Association. He is also a charter member of the Mountain View Ruritan club where he has held many positions of leadership.
       Jim is a man of faith and has been very active with the Gideons organization serving as his local chapter’s President.
       We as Angus breeders in North Carolina have enjoyed much success as a result of your hard work and leadership, Jim.

We sincerely thank you.
The NC Angus Hall of Fame Committee.

2014David Gazda
Over the past 26 years David has touched the lives of many Angus breeders in his service as regional manager with the American Angus Association.  North Carolina was blessed to have him work with our members for several years as our regional manager. David has always been honest, informative and had the best interest of the NC Angus breeder in mind. He spent long hours supporting our programs and helping cattle operations both large and small achieve success. Our members have always found David pleasant and available to assist with questions, issues and problems. His dedication, honesty and work ethic have been an inspiration to us all. David’s love of people and Angus cattle is reflected as he travels across the states assisting breeders and promoting our breed.

2013  |  Bobby Aldridge
Bobby has been breeding registered Angus cattle for over 50 years; in 1946 his father gave him a heifer worth $100 as payment for a year's work. He showed 4-H steers during his youth winning several grand champions and in 1955 stopped showing and began his cow/calf operation. Bobby has consigned cattle to the NCAA Spring Fever Sale for years and has consigned bulls to the Red House, Butner, Salisbury and Clinton bull test stations. Bobby has consistently sold either top indexing or top selling bulls at the test station bull sales. Bobby is also a long-time member of the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association and was a Caswell County commissioner for 20 years.

2012  |  William (Bill) Sanders
Bill Sanders' grandfather acquired Crantock Farm in Smithfield in 1924 and in 1957 it passed down to Bill and his sister and he began purchasing Angus cattle. Over the years; he became interested in artificial breeding to improve his herd of over 150 head. Although a businessman in Raleigh who owned several businesses and served on numerous committees and boards; the cattle became a major interest. The North Carolina Junior Angus Association became one of his main Angus interest. After his death in 1994; in his memory, his family established the William M Sanders III Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to members of the NCJAA who are high school seniors and are interested in continuing their education.

2011   |  Roger Lane
Roger grew up on a farm in Gates County where his parents grew corn, cotton, soybeans, peanuts, hogs and cattle. He farmed with his father until he passed away in 1979. In the early 80s, he began replacing his commercial cattle with registered Angus cattle. D.S. Moss offered Roger a partnership in his long running D.S. Moss Farm Bull Sale. After D.S. retired, Roger and partners J.F. Lancaster and Marty Rooker have continued this sale (now knows as "The Partner's Sale) still on the first Saturday in December and the longest running sale in North Carolina. One of Roger's main projects as president was to solidify relationships between the North Carolina Angus Association, the Junior Association and the Auxiliary Association. Roger served as president of North Carolina Angus Association in 2001 and 2002.

2010   |  J.F. Lancaster
J.F served as President of North Carolina Angus Association in 2005 and 2006 and was a promoter of Angus cattle and beef industry causes in North Carolina, J.F. also served as President of the North Carolina Cattlemen's Association in 2008. In 2007, J.F. and Carolyn (Ann Angus Farms) donated a heifer to be sold at the North Carolina Angus Association Spring Fever Sale with proceeds going to the Endowment for Excellence. In 2004, J.F., Roger Lane and Marty Rooker donated a heifer to be sold at their Partner's Sale with proceeds going to the North Carolina Angus Association.

2008   |  Joe Haynes
Joe grew up on a dairy and tobacco farm in Davidson County and was active in the Boys Scouts and became an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scout Master. A 1956 graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Vocational Agriculture, he taught one year before being drafter in the Korean conflict. Upon discharge he joined FCX-Southern States and retired in 1993 as a regional manager with over thirty-three years service. An avid supporter of North Carolina Angus Association he served as president in 1999 and 2000 and is always willing to help out and support the Association. Joe is also an active member of the North Carolina and Iredell Cattlemen's Associations.

2006   |  Dr. Phil Goodson
Dr. Phil Goodson has been on the Board of Directors of the NCAA for several terms and was president of the N. C. Angus Association in Goodson's Springfield Angus Farm is located in Franklin County.

2004   |  Dr. Ray Harvey
Even though he didn't own an Angus cow, Dr. Ray Harvey served the North Carolina Angus Association in many ways. He was a member of the Board of Directors for several terms. As Professor of Animal Science of the Animal Science Department at N. C. State University and "in charge" of the NCSU Angus herd, he hosted several NCAA Field Days and freely gave of his advice and knowledge to Angus breeders who sought his expertise.

2003   |  Mary Ellen Boyd
The first woman to be president of the N. C. Angus Association, Mary Ellen Boyd, owner of Lakeplace Farms in Vance County, served on the Board of Directors of the Association and was a delegate to the American Angus Association Annual Meeting.

2003   |  James D. McCauley
In 1965, Jim McCauley began his Angus career with four bred cows. From that simple beginning at Alamc Farm in Alamance County, Jim's herd grew in numbers and prestige. His cattle excelled in the show ring and on the farm. McCauley served as President of the NCAA in 1977 and 1978. He has served many years on the Board of Directors, as chairman of the Spring Fever Sale, and as a delegate to the American Angus Association Annual Meeting. McCauley graciously hosted the NCAA Field Day in 1982.

2002   |  Johnnie James Bridges
Johnnie Bridges was president of the N. C. Angus Association in 1971. Johnnie was owner and operator of Crest Angus Farm in Shelby NC. He was instrumental in increasing the interest in Angus cattle and membership participation in Cleveland County. His family was active in the show ring on a local and regional level, and he introduced larger framed Angus cattle to North Carolina and the southeast. Many of Crest Angus cattle were purchased from western U. S. breeders. Johnnie also left his mark on the N. C. graded bull sales by having top selling bulls.

2001   |  James I. Smith
Janastci, owned by James I. Smith, is located in Granville County. Smith, who joined the NCAA in 1973, served as president of the NCAA in 1980 and 1981 and on the Board of Directors for several terms. Smith and his wife, Nancy, edited and published the Angus handbook for four years. Smith has been a delegate to the American Angus Association Annual Meeting many times and has been a supporter of youth activities.

2000   |  Robert Hipps
Robert Hipps whose Angus Farm is located in the beautiful mountain country of Ashe County, was a member of the Board of Directors of the N. C. Angus Association. He was a delegate to the American Angus Association Annual Meeting. Hipps led many Angus breeders in western North Carolina to join the Association after the demise of the Western N. C. Angus Association.

2000   |  Bette Laursen
In 1981, Bette Laursen purchased her first registered Angus cows and became a member of the North Carolina Angus Association. In 1987, she was elected to the Board of Directors and later that same year she became Secretary-Treasurer of the Association. During her 6 year tenure, her title was changed to Executive Secretary. Laursen has been a member of the Board of Directors for many terms and attended the American Angus Association Annual Meeting as chairman of the North Carolina delegation for many years. She planned and directed many trips for NCAA members to travel out west to visit ranches.

2000   |  Harley Tate
Harley Tate, owner of H & E Angus near Lake Junaluska, was a major factor in the large increase in membership which occurred in the NCAA during the 80's. He and Robert Hipps spent many hours recruiting western N. C. breeders after the Western N. C. Angus Association disbanded.

1999   |  James R. Fowler, Jr.
In 1957, the late J. R. Fowler, Jr. "fell in love with Angus" cattle and started his registered herd on the farm where his ancestors settled "on the waters of Little River in Wake County in 1743." Fowler served the North Carolina Angus Association as president in 1967 and 1968, was vice-president and served many terms on the Board of Directors. For many years he edited the N. C. Angus News Quarterly magazine and he was a delegate to the American Angus Association Annual Meeting many times. Fowler was instrumental in purchasing the mobile Angus booth and manned it many years at the N. C. State Fair. He hosted NCAA Field Days and events at his "Bull Pen."

1999   |  D.S. Moss
Farming on the Halifax County land his grandfather purchased in the early 1900's, the late D. S. Moss grew cotton, peanuts, tobacco, and registered Angus cattle. For over 20 consecutive years, Moss hosted an annual sale on the first Saturday in December, selling bulls and young cows with calves. He served the North Carolina Angus Association as president in 1987 and 1988, was vice-president, and served many terms as director. He attended the American Angus Association Annual Meeting for many years as chairman of the delegation from North Carolina.

1998   |  Margaret Cheek
Margaret Cheek served the North Carolina Angus Association as Secretary-Treasurer for thirty years. In her Greensboro office, she efficiently and lovingly cared for the business of the association and became a friend to each member. Her detailed and careful record keeping did credit to the association. Mrs. Cheek retired in 1984.

1998   |  Ira Gentry
The late Ira Gentry was a well-known figure in the Angus business for over 50 years. His farm is located in Stokes County near King. Gentry served on the Board of Directors of the N. C. Angus Association for three terms, was vice-president in 1974 and president in 1975. Many times, he represented our state association as a delegate to the Annual Meeting of the Membership of the American Angus Association in Louisville. In times when the state association needed funds, Gentry generously donated cattle. The Spring Fever Sale Ira Gentry Trophy is given in his memory.

1997   |  William H. Gentry
The late William Howard Gentry was a partner in Gentry Brothers Angus with the late Ira Gentry. Gentry Brothers Angus, located in Stokes County was a charter member of the North Carolina Angus Association. Gentry was a strong supporter of youth activities. He was president of the Association in 1969 and 1970 and served many terms on the Board of Directors. He attended the American Angus Association Annual Meeting as a delegate from North Carolina many times.

1997   |  Charles Stokes
Charlie Stokes was president of the NCAA in 1966. He was manager of L. A. Moye Farms, Maury NC, a practical farming operation. They started breeding Angus cattle in the mid 1950's and operated purebred herds as well as a bull test unit. They started performance testing in 1960 and held their first P. T. Bull Sale in 1974. Charlie served numerous times as director of the North Carolina Angus Association. He also served as a delegate to the American Angus Association Annual Meeting for several years.

1996   |  Gaylord H. French
Gaylord French, Sr. served the NCAA on the Board of Directors for several terms. He faithfully consigned cattle to all of the Association sales. In 1921 when his father passed away, he became owner of Sunny Home Farm. Sunny Home Farm was a charter member of the N. C. Angus Association.

1996   |  James McKenzie
The late James McKenzie released 3 Angus cows into his pastures in 1947. For the next 38 years, McKenzie was a leading proponent of Angus Cattle in North Carolina. He was one of the first to incorporate the use artificial insemination in his herd. On his beloved Macland Farms near Laurinburg, he raised cattle, soybeans and cotton. "Gentleman Jim" McKenzie was president of the Association in 1957, 1958, and 1972. A charter member of the N. C. Angus Association, he served on the Board of Directors and as delegate to the American Angus Association Annual Meeting.

1994   |  Lewis S. "Luke" Graham
A charter member of the N. C. Angus Association, the late Luke Graham's Oak Summit Farm on the outskirts of Winston-Salem graciously hosted the N. C. Spring Fever Sale for many years. Graham became nationally known as a breeder of fine registered Angus cattle soon after he purchased a group of Angus cows in 1959.